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Prof Risenga Chauke plans to unify doctors as he takes the reins as President of SAMA

SMU Acting Dean of the school of medicine Professor Risenga Chauke has recently been elected the new President of the South African Medical Association (SAMA).

SAMA is a professional association for medical doctors and represents their interest. The new president acknowledges that there are some challenges confronting the association that requires urgent attention. He cites fragmentation as one of the challenge for the organization and hopes that this will be addressed during his tenure. “Fragmentation amongst doctors is a challenge. We need a strong SAMA that will represent and serve practitioners in both the private and public sector”, said Chauke.

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